(NEWSER) – The Muslim boy who was arrested today because teachers thought his homemade clock was a bomb surfaced as a subject in today's early debate onCNN among the four lower-tiered candidates.

Asked about striking a balance between vigilance and discrimination, Bobby Jindal first emphasized that Muslim leaders must denounce terrorism because the US is "in a war with radical Islam." Then, pressed on the discrimination part, he added, "I don't think a 14-year-old boy should ever be arrested for bringing a clock to school." Jindal then pivoted to assert that Christians were facing discrimination, too, and brought up the Kim Davis case in Kentucky, reports the Washington Post. "Let's talk about that."

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